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Film and Electronic Arts

College of Arts

Department Chair: Craig R. Smith

Department Office: University Telecommunications Center (UTC), Room 104
Telephone: (562) 985-5404

Faculty: Jack Anderson, Michael Berlin, Sharyn Blumenthal, Alan Jacobs, Brian Alan Lane, Jerry Mosher, Micheal C. Pounds, Jose Sanchez-H., Craig R. Smith, Diana Wagman

Administrative Coordinator: Donna Thomas
Instructional Support Technician: Steve Hubbert
Information Technology Consultant: Robert Rhyu

Career Possibilities

Technical Director • Sound Effects Technician • Film Editor • Producer • Director • Screenwriter • Script Reader • Studio Operations Engineer • Sales Representative for Video Equipment • Teacher • Media Specialist • Public Relations Specialist • Sound Technician • Filmmaker • Cinema Photographer • Costume Designer • Production Coordinator (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see www.careers.csulb.edu.)

Introduction

Film and Electronic Arts is an innovative program that emphasizes both theory and practice. Focusing upon the integration of media and the arts in our information society, as well as upon the impact of technology on our culture and the media themselves, the curriculum is designed to provide technical skills while developing a sound foundation in the arts and the humanities.

The faculty provides a diversity of expertise and interests which cross traditional media lines while integrating the traditional film, audio, and video production modes. Theory and aesthetics are taught as an integral part of the development of production skills. Part-time lecturers include a variety of highly-qualified Los Angeles area media professionals.

Admission Under Impaction


To be eligible for admission to the major in Film and Electronic Arts, applicants must demonstrate the following prior to the semester for which the application is submitted: Applicants must have met requirements for admission to the university as a freshman or transfer student. Applicants must have completed 60 units applicable toward a CSULB degree prior to the term for which the application is submitted. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. The number of applicants who can be admitted is limited by space availability. Eligible applicants will be selected for admission based on cumulative grade point average.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the major in Film and Electronic Arts, applicants must demonstrate the following prior to the semester for which the application is submitted: Applicants must have met requirements for admission to the university as a freshman or transfer student. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. The number of applicants who can be admitted is limited by space availability.

Transfer students must apply to the University during the initial filing periods for fall or spring semesters.
Currently enrolled students who meet the requirements listed above must submit an Admission to the Upper-Division Major form to the Film and Electronic Arts Department by February 1 for the fall semester or October 1 for the spring semester.

Supplemental Screening Criteria

1. During the first semester as a declared major, students must complete FEA 299 with a grade of “B” or higher. Students receiving a “C” in FEA 299 are allowed to retake the course once for purposes only of admission into the major. The “C” grade will remain in effect and no credit will be gained by taking the course twice. It will allow the student to have a second chance for admission into the major if he/she is able to obtain a “B” or higher on the second try. A student receiving a “D,” “F,” "WU," or “U” in FEA 299 the first time will no longer be eligible for admission to the major, but will be allowed to repeat/delete that grade per university policy.

2. Students must attempt to fulfill the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) by the end of the semester in which FEA 299 is completed.

Students who fail to meet either of the supplemental screening criteria may not continue in the major and may re-apply only once in accordance with University policy regarding impacted majors.